MBA@Denver - University of Denver Online MBA Programs - Daniels College of Business

The University of Denver Daniels College of Business, based in Denver, Colorado, offers an online MBA that can be completed in just 21 months. The online MBA@Denver program follows a model of management education called the “Daniels Difference.” This process brings a wealth of interactive components and experienced professionals into the classroom, allowing students to study real-world case studies, collaborate with and gain insights from executives, work with alumni, and develop the big-picture skills necessary for the business world. Courses offer live, face-to-face sessions with self-paced coursework to allow for peer/faculty interaction and flexibility.

The online MBA@Denver program integrates ethics, environment, and social elements into the degree, helping students see issues from various angles while delivering a foundational business education in finance, management, economics, data analytics, and entrepreneurship. In addition, soft skills such as teamwork, effective communication, and problem-solving are incorporated into the program to produce effective, well-rounded business leaders.

Students wishing to pursue a concentration in marketing or finance can add one term and eight credits onto the degree.

To apply to the online MBA@Denver program, a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and two or more years of professional work experience. MBA@Denver graduates may go into positions such as marketing manager, sales manager, financial analyst, accounting manager, or public relations manager, among other roles in business.

What to Expect from Online MBA@Denver

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the online MBA@Denver program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and have at least two years of full-time professional work experience, with three years preferred. Admissions materials include an online application, GMAT/GRE test scores, official transcripts with GPA, a resume, two essays with the option of a third, two letters of recommendation, and an application fee. Applicants may be contacted for an interview on campus or via Skype. A GMAT/GRE waiver is available for those with 5+ years of work experience.

International students must provide proof of English language proficiency through a TOEFL, IELTS, or CAE test score. This requirement may be waived if the applicant obtained an undergraduate degree from a country whose native language is English.

Study Plan: Online MBA@Denver students can start in January, March, June, or September. The program can be completed in 21 months without a concentration. This consists of seven terms of 8–10 credits each. For a concentration, students can complete one extra term for a total of eight terms; the concentration courses are completed after the MBA core courses. Electives are taken in the last three terms of the program. Students culminate their MBA experience with a capstone course in which they work with a local entity to address a challenge and present a written proposal to the business. Immersion experience dates depend on the student’s chosen location.

Curriculum: Students take a total of 60 credits in the MBA@Denver program. Courses include Managerial Economics, Leading with Integrity, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Marketing Concepts, Strategic Management, Strategic Cost Management, Managerial Finance, Business Law and Public Policy, Business Statistics, Business Data and Analytics, Leading People and Organizations, Global Business, Entrepreneurship: Ideation to Creation, and the MBA@Denver capstone course. Students also take two electives during the program.

Students can also pursue a concentration in marketing or finance which adds two 4-credit courses (one additional term) onto the degree for a total of 68 credits. The concentration is completed at the end of the MBA degree.

Online Experience: The MBA@Denver combines live online classes with self-paced coursework and in-person immersions. Face-to-face live courses build relationships with classmates and faculty, making the experience more personal and engaging. The rigorous coursework utilizes multimedia channels to help students grow in leadership, business principles and skills, data analytics, communication, entrepreneurship, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. The in-person immersions build relationships and provide networking opportunities.

When students enroll, they receive a WeWork Global Access membership–which includes access to hundreds of workspace locations worldwide where students can collaborate with classmates; study; enjoy refreshments; and use workstations, Wi-Fi, printers, and copying services.

Students also have access to a network of more than 37,000 alumni who are ready to mentor, give network assistance, conduct informational interviews, and lead company tours.

In addition, the University of Denver offers extensive career services through Pioneer Careers, a database where students can upload a resume and cover letter for job applications, register for workshops and special events, apply for opportunities specific to Daniels students, and access other career resources. Students also have access to admissions assistance, program course planning, technical support, and academic advising, among other services.

On-Site Requirements: There are two in-person immersions required for the MBA@Denver program. One takes place in Denver and includes an outdoor leadership activity in the Rocky Mountains. Students can choose the other; a variety of locations are offered. Upcoming locations include Italy, New York, and South Africa. Immersions last three days and students have the opportunity to meet classmates, professors, business leaders, and alumni. Students are responsible for immersion fees and travel expenses. Graduates also are invited to participate in the on-campus graduation.

Paying for the Online MBA@Denver Program

The University of Denver charges $1,250 per credit for the MBA@Denver, plus immersion experience costs, travel expenses, and books. Students should check with the admissions department of the Daniels College of Business for an updated tuition estimate.

MBA graduate students may apply for federal student loans through the FAFSA. Other funding opportunities include private loans, outside grants and scholarships, and tuition reimbursement programs with an employer. Students can find out more by contacting the University of Denver Office of Financial Aid.

University of Denver Online MBA@Denver

  • Courses include Business Data and Analytics, Leading People and Organizations, Entrepreneurship: Ideation to Creation, Business Law and Public Policy, and more
  • Includes an experiential capstone experience in your own community in which you analyze a challenge and present a proposal to the client
  • Relationship building with business experts and solving current real-world problems elevate Daniels College of Business above the rest
Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree
Program Start Dates January, March, June, September
Credits Needed to Graduate 60
Time to Complete? Graduate in just 21 months.
100% Online? No, two 3-day immersions required
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Finance, Marketing
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? Applicants must submit their GPA as it is factored into decision.
GRE or GMAT Required? GRE/GMAT waiver available for those with 5+ years of work experience
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 24 months required, 36 months preferred.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 60
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,299
Estimated Program Tuition * $77,940

University of Denver Online MBA@Denver - Finance

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree
Program Start Dates January, March, June, September
Credits Needed to Graduate 68
Time to Complete? Graduate in 2 years.
100% Online? No, two 3-day immersions required
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Finance
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? Applicants must submit their GPA as it is factored into decision.
GRE or GMAT Required? GRE/GMAT waiver available for those with 5+ years of work experience
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 24 months required, 36 months preferred.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 68
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,299
Estimated Program Tuition * $88,332

University of Denver Online MBA@Denver - Marketing

Program Essentials
Degree Level Master's Degree
Program Start Dates January, March, June, September
Credits Needed to Graduate 68
Time to Complete? Graduate in 2 years.
100% Online? No, two 3-day immersions required
Program Accreditation AACSB
Areas of Concentration Marketing
Program Admissions
Level of Education Required? Bachelor's Degree
GPA Required? Applicants must submit their GPA as it is factored into decision.
GRE or GMAT Required? GRE/GMAT waiver available for those with 5+ years of work experience
Work Experience Required? Yes, a minimum of 24 months required, 36 months preferred.
Program Tuition
Credit Hours 68
Cost Per Credit Hour $1,299
Estimated Program Tuition * $88,332

* Tuition is calculated based on credits, at the currently published tuition rate. For programs with variable tuition rates, we use the out of state, part-time student rate. Tuition number represents the cost of tuition for the entire program, not per semester or year. Total cost of tuition does not include additional fees. Please see the school website for the most up-to-date tuition costs.